Hotels ministry: 1,666 hotel licences granted as of June

Source : The Global New Light of Myanmar
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Jul 07, 2018

A total of 1,666 licensed hotels, motels, guesthouses and inns are operating in Myanmar, as of the end of June, offering 66,913 rooms, according to statistics provided by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
        The ministry has issued 4,404 tour guide licences, 3,579 regional tour guide licences and 2,569 transport licences as of June.
        Further, 2,773 travel agencies were issued permits by the ministry, with one foreign company, 41 joint ventures and 2,731 domestic companies.
        Famous tourism attractions in Myanmar are in the cities of Mandalay, Yangon and Bagan, Inle, Kayin and Mon states, Myeik Archipelago, Chin Hills and beaches such as Chaungtha, Ngwehsaung and Ngapali.
        Additionally, tourists like to explore cultural zones, such as the one in Bagan-NyaungU, Innwa cultural site and Pyin Oo Lwin.
        The hotels and tourism ministry has created eco-tourism sites and community-based tourism (CBT) spots, establishing Thandaunggyi in Kayin State, Pa-O community-involved tourism in Shan State, the Kayah Cultural Community Tour, CBT with dolphins along Ayeyawady River, the Phoe Kyar elephant camp, Popa Mountain National Park, Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary, among others.
        Tourists visit Myanmar through the three international airports, as well as the border checkpoints on bikes or other vehicles. Tourists are also flocking to Myanmar via luxury cruise liners.

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